Hector Heritage Quay, Pictou

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Get a sense of Nova Scotia's past with a visit to the region's emblematic Hector Heritage Quay, with inextricable ties to the very foundation of this province. Docked on a picturesque waterfront, the replica ship here represents the first to arrive as part of a wave of Scottish immigration to the region in 1773. Take a guided tour to find out what conditions were like on board, and learn more about these first settlers. Before you head to Pictou, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pictou attractions planner, to make sure you see all that Pictou has to offer, including Hector Heritage Quay.
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  • My Son and his wife visited here and had their wedding pictures taken around the property. It was a beautiful backdrop for the event. The Hector is an important part of Pictou’s history and the proper...  more »
  • We began our fall vacation in Pictou on the way to Cape Breton. One of the first places we toured was the Hector Heritage Quay. We took the guided tour to learn about a part of Canada's Scottish roots...  more »
  • A Saturday afternoon, we found a wharf nearly deserted. We cast a glance on the reproduction of this historic ship that appeared small compared to Hermione to us.
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  • The board walk around the nautical museum, is picturesque even under cloudy skies.The museum itself is well maintained and includes a tour of "the Hector," a replica boat that brought the first immigrants over from Scotland. One can also visit the workshops of the blacksmiths and carpenters involved in building the replica. I was amazed at the craft- menship of the wood carvings, really beautiful.The only drawback is the odour in the air outside, along the board walk. It could be the pulp mill across the water ruining the experience .
  • Great historical value to Pictou and Nova Scotia as a whole. Beautiful location.
  • Had a great time exploring the Scottish immigration museum and learning more about what it was like for the Settlers. The staff were all very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth visiting!
  • Amazing how deteriorated this boat has become since it was put in the water in 2000! The exhibits were very interesting, but had far too much reading (and I'm usually very good about that sort of thing). Still, the story is an interesting and important one.
  • The museum was very informative regarding the movement of the Scottish to Canada.. the ship and how it was recreated was interesting. We enjoyed visiting this museum very much.
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